- Fans are considering Denzel Washington as a potential recast for Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) due to his talent and the desire to see him in a Marvel movie.
- There are no current plans to replace Jonathan Majors as Kang, but the outcome of his domestic abuse trial may impact his future in the franchise.
- The role of Kang is integral to the multiverse saga, and if a decision is made to recast, now would be the appropriate time to do so. However, Washington’s involvement is unlikely given the current state of the franchise.
Following the firing of Jonathan Majors from his role as Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) due to a guilty verdict in an assault and harassment trial, fans have been making suggestions about potential replacements for the actor. John Boyega, former Star Wars actor, was a popular suggestion among fans, but his well-documented history and personal feelings about working with Disney again make it unlikely.
This has led fans to consider other options, with Denzel Washington being a popular choice, as he has yet to appear in a Marvel movie. Instagram user 21xfour has even shared fan art depicting what Washington could look like as Kang in the MCU.
Despite fans’ speculation, there are no known plans to replace Majors in the franchise. Marvel Studios’ only scheduled release in the next year is Deadpool 3 in 2024. Majors is currently on trial for an alleged assault on his former girlfriend, and the outcome of this trial could affect his future in the MCU.
With no official word on Kang’s future as the main antagonist in the MCU’s multiverse saga, some have speculated that Marvel Studios may replace the character entirely with another iconic villain, such as Doctor Doom. However, given the significant investment in Kang’s role in the multiverse, this seems unlikely.
If the decision is made to recast Kang, there is no doubt that an actor of Denzel Washington’s caliber would bring exceptional gravitas to the role. However, it remains to be seen if Washington would be interested in joining the franchise given its current state. Fans will have to wait and see what unfolds in the coming months.